Many people question whether or not fluoride is safe. Excess fluoride can cause defects in the tooth’s enamel, a condition called fluorosis. This can occur while teeth are developing, usually in children under 6 years old. This normally happens with naturally occurring fluoride found it drinking water. Cities that add [Read More…]
Importance of Mouthguards
When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age. They help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or [Read More…]
Dental Visits For Those With Heart Conditions
In the past, the ADA has required that any patient with an artificial joint and/or a heart condition take an antibiotic pre-medication before any dental visit. Last year they changed that requirement to affect ONLY patients who have heart conditions. Unless your individual doctor still wants you to take pre-medication [Read More…]
Why do I need dental x-rays once a year?
One of the primary reasons we go to the dentist is to detect dental problems before they turn into serious concerns. While a physical examination can find noticeable signs of issues, some oral diseases are just not visible to the naked eye. This is why dental X-rays are such an [Read More…]
Should I be using a mouthwash regularly?
While mouthwash should never be a substitute for brushing and flossing your teeth, it does aid in cleaning your mouth. Mouthwash is able to get into the spaces between your teeth and gums, and assist in removing any additional food particles your toothbrush or floss has left behind. It can [Read More…]
Refer A Friend Program
Here at Care Creek Dental, we offer an excellent refer a friend program! It’s simple, all you have to do is tell your friends and when they come in for their appointment, have them write down your name stating that you referred them, and you both get a credit! Call [Read More…]
Occasionally after an extraction, you can develop dry socket. The socket is the hole in the bone where the tooth has been removed from. After a tooth is pulled, a blood clot forms in the socket to protect the bone and nerves underneath. Sometimes that clot can become dislodged or [Read More…]